U.S. Air Force Conducting Hypersonic Tests in Australian Outback

Outback rocket launch program set to lift off

Defence scientists are keeping hush over experimental rocket launches to take place in the state’s Outback in the next two weeks.

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation and United States Air Force are launching multiple sounding rockets in the Woomera Prohibited Area.

Two launches, made for their joint Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation project, will take place from Monday. A DSTO spokeswoman said details of the project would be made public if all went well during the trials.

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